Manuals and toolkits
Maternal and Child Health Nurses are well placed to promote the oral health of young children. This manual has been designed to assist them in their oral health promotion, prevention, early intervention and detection roles.
Oral health for older people: a practical guide for aged care services
This publication is an important step in promoting the oral health of older Victorians; particularly those who are home bound or are being cared for in residential facilities. It contains information to assist carers and service providers to improve the oral health of older people in their care.
Oral health information for people with an intellectual disability
This comprehensive guide provides information about oral health concerns which can affect people with disabilities, debunks oral health myths and offers practical suggestions on how to support someone to achieve better oral health.
It was initially produced for use in residential care facilities but may also be useful to anyone who supports someone with an intellectual disability.
Mouth: oral health information for primary school nurses
This resource is designed to support primary school nurses to promote the importance of good oral health and prevent oral disease. Early detection and intervention regarding health are key to the role of primary school nurses.
Connected has been developed to support the partnership between the community dental and Smiles 4 Miles programs, outlining strategies to work together to ensure that children attending a Smiles 4 Miles participating early childhood service can access an oral health visit. Where this partnership is not established, Connected provides strategies for Smiles 4 Miles coordinators and the local dental agency to work in partnership to improve children’s oral health.
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities - resource kit
This kit was developed to assist DHSV staff in providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services to meet the needs of the Victorian public who are eligible to use our services.
Disability resource toolkit
This toolkit has been created to assist oral health services and disability services in working together to improve the oral health of people with intellectual disabilities living in residential services. This toolkit contains all resources and instructions required to implement the pilot project in this field.
Disability resource toolkit (For oral health education for Disability Accommodation Services)